The Birdgirl Mya-Rose

January 14 2014 by Editorial Team | Category: Travel experience

The Birdgirl Mya-Rose
  • The Birdgirl Mya-Rose The birdgirl with her CL Companion at Mount Hypipamee, North Queensland, Australia.
  • The Birdgirl Mya-Rose Mya-Rose birding at Machu Picchu, Peru.
  • The Birdgirl Mya-Rose Mya-Rose’s 3000th bird species: the beautiful Regent Bowerbird.
  • The Birdgirl Mya-Rose Humpback whales and …
  • The Birdgirl Mya-Rose Humpback Dolphins are on her list as well.

Mya-Rose “Birdgirl” Craig is a rarity.  In the BBC Four documentary “Twitchers: A Very British Obsession” a delightful 7 year old Mya-Rose was seen birding around the UK with her parents.  Now aged 11 years old, Mya-Rose is still an avid birder both at home and abroad.

In spring 2012 the family left for a 6 month birding trip to South America, birding in Colombia, Bolivia and Peru.  Before the trip, Mya-Rose’s parents surprised her with a pair of SWAROVSKI OPTIK CL Companion 10x30 B.  The binoculars were an immediate hit and she is never in the field without them.  Trying to pick up skulky species like Antpittas and Tapaculos requires concentration and top quality binoculars, which for Mya-Rose also need to be as light as possible.  At a mere 515g, her CL Companions are the perfect weight as well as being small enough to fit into her hands comfortably.

“We had a fantastic trip around South America, visiting unforgettable places like the Amazon, the Andes and Machu Picchu.  Having my Swarovski Companions made it easier to bird as they a have good field of vision, are light and are a good shape.”

In Peru, disaster struck when Mya-Rose fell over in the Andes and smashed her binoculars against rocks.  She was devastated until Swarovski came to the rescue and fixed them without any charge or fuss.  Mya-Rose said “I was so happy and relieved that Swarovski were able to fix my binoculars, as they mean so much to me.  I am going to be a customer for life!”

Mya-Rose has recently returned from a summer birding trip to Queensland, Australia.  Early in her trip she saw her 3,000th bird species in the world, the beautiful Regent Bowerbird, at Lamington National Park just south of Brisbane.  She also encountered some friendly Crimson Rosella here.

“My Swarovski Companions were great in Australia for birding and also watching wildlife.  I was over the moon to see my 3000th bird species.  As well as hundreds of different bird species, we saw Humpback Whales, Indo-Pacific Humpback Dolphins, Duck-billed Platypus, Koala and lots of Wallaby and Kangaroo species. I am not sure where we are going next but a trip to Antarctica would be awesome; my seventh continent!  What I am sure of is that wherever we go, my Swarokski’s will be the first thing I pack.” Mya-Rose

Visit also Mya-Rose’s blog and Facebook page!

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Martin Hickman

Posted on March 15, 2017, 13:24

Recently re-watched the original Twitchers a very British Obsession and wondered what happened to Mya. didn't take long to do q search to see that she is still enjoying her wildlife activities. Well done indeed.

Jon Ellis

Posted on January 27, 2015, 17:58

Wow! 3,000 birds, what an achievement. Well done Mya.


Posted on April 26, 2014, 11:23

ahh well done mya so proud of you and keep up the good work (ノ◕ヮ◕)ノ*:・゚✧*:・゚✧

Rumena akhter quraishi

Posted on April 22, 2014, 20:00

Very good work.keep it up.

L Choudhury

Posted on April 20, 2014, 16:14

Well done Mya for seeing your 3,000th bird species and for travelling to widely. I can imagine that it must be really hard work and look forward to hearing about your future travels and birds. Also great blog, with some really interesting posts and photos.

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